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Today's bloom is Mexican Claret-Cup (Echinocereus coccineus)

Bloom of the Day for June 16th, 2013:

Type of plant: Cactus and Succulents

Bloom color: Pink, Red-Orange

Bloom time of year: Mid Spring

Sun requirements: Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Light Shade

Cold hardiness: Zone 9a to Zone 11

Height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm), 12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing: 24-36 in. (60-90 cm), 36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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DavidofDeLand wrote:
Nice picture old mud House! Good pic Kin. Pictures like these with strong contrasts are thought evoking. Like seeing shiny gold doubloons down in a hole surrounded with Rattlesnakes!

Qwilter wrote:
Love that BRIGHT orange color!!!! I find cacti bloom most amazing. Like straw flowers on steroids. I was in AZ 20 or so years back right after the wettest winter they had had in over 100 years. All the cacti were blooming and the colors & shapes were just amazing. Photographers came from everywhere to get pics of blooms no one had ever seen before.

oldmudhouse wrote:
DavidofDeLand, I so agree with your comment about contrast...the sturdy defense of the spines (ever present) in contrast to the soft fragile petals (fleeting) is something I enjoy a lot. Thank you Qwilter. I wish we could have a replay of the wet season you experienced! Worst drought here in NM for 50-60 years, they are saying, so we are all looking forward to a lovely spring (one of these yea